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S.F. State student discount transit pass plan gaining traction

Posted on April 20, 2015

San Francisco Muni bus. Photo: hamster! via Flickr
San Francisco Muni bus. Photo: hamster! via Flickr

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco State University officials want to provide students with discounted transit passes by fall 2018, but they might come even sooner than that if a BART hurdle is overcome, The Examiner reported.

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Under the tentative plan, students would pay $27 per month for unlimited Muni rides and an estimated $13 a month for discounted BART fares. In order for the transit agencies to offer the low rates, every student would have to pay regardless of whether they use the passes, according to the report.

One complication that arose in the process is BART’s unwillingness to pay for a $1.5 million reprogramming of Clipper cards to recognize the student discount. The university is exploring other options, such as a grant to fund the conversion, factoring the upgrade costs into the new student fee or distributing special cards, The Examiner said.

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